More power for HD monitors11 September 2016
An array of power accessories have been released for SmallHD’s 500 Series (5-inch) and 700 Series (7-inch) HD field monitors.
Besides running 700 Series monitors off L-Series and LP-E6 batteries, there are new 700 Series Pro Battery Plate Kits to allow the use of a Gold Mount or V-mount battery. These 14-volt supplies power the monitor continuously for over a day.
The DCA5 D-Tap to barrel power cable works for 500 and 700 Series monitors. Drawing power from the D-Tap/P-Tap output on professional battery systems like Anton/Bauer, PAG and Blueshape, it accepts 6v to 30v, to provide output of 6.4v.
An AC system enables both monitor ranges to be powered by 120v or 240v AC, while a Lemo Power system means the monitors can be run from the Lemo power port on cine batteries.
These three DCA5 systems use only one of the monitors’ two battery slots, so an additional LP-E6 battery can be used for secure backup in case of power loss.
Wes Phillips, co-founder, SmallHD, said: “We understand that all camera set-ups are different with individual needs. Now, regardless of the on-camera configuration, we have a solution to fearlessly power your monitor via DV or larger camera batteries, Lemo, D-Tap or AC power.”